A pragmatic paleontologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park's cloned dinosaurs to run loose.

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Michael Crichton (novel), Michael Crichton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Neill ... Grant
Laura Dern ... Ellie
Jeff Goldblum ... Malcolm
Richard Attenborough ... Hammond
Bob Peck ... Muldoon
Martin Ferrero ... Gennaro
BD Wong ... Wu (as B. D. Wong)
Joseph Mazzello ... Tim
Ariana Richards ... Lex
Samuel L. Jackson ... Arnold
Wayne Knight ... Nedry
Gerald R. Molen ... Harding (as Jerry Molen)
Miguel Sandoval ... Rostagno
Cameron Thor ... Dodgson
Christopher John Fields Christopher John Fields ... Volunteer #1
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Storyline

Huge advancements in scientific technology have enabled a mogul to create an island full of living dinosaurs. John Hammond has invited four individuals, along with his two grandchildren, to join him at Jurassic Park. But will everything go according to plan? A park employee attempts to steal dinosaur embryos, critical security systems are shut down and it now becomes a race for survival with dinosaurs roaming freely over the island. Written by Film_Fan

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense science fiction terror | See all certifications »

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Ariana Richards' audition consisted of standing in front of a camera and screaming wildly. Steven Spielberg "wanted to see how she could show fear." Richards remembers, "I heard later on that Steven had watched a few girls on tape that day, and I was the only one who ended up waking his sleeping wife off the couch, and she came running through the hallway to see if the kids were all right." See more »

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(at around 1h 45 mins) Tim's left ear is bloody from the electrocution he suffered (probably a blown eardrum), and it's visible in the buffet scene, but when they are evading the velociraptors his ear is devoid of blood, and his hair is pretty well styled (as opposed to being frizzy from the frying). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Worker in Raptor Pen: Everybody, heads up! Heads up! Keep clear! Keep it clear! Okay, down! Andale, si! Vamonos. Keep it goin'! Come on! That's good, stay! Slow it down. No lo vayan a tirar! Cuidado! Traigala, traigala!
Muldoon: Okay, pushing team, move in there.
Worker in Raptor Pen: Move it! Cuidado, vamos!
Muldoon: I want tasers on full charge.
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Crazy Credits

When the Universal logo appears, instead of the studio's theme, sounds from wildlife are heard. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2013, the film was re-released in 3D. In this version, the newer Universal logo is used at the opening of the film. See more »


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Las Gaviotas
Written by Dolores Guadalupe Olivares (as Dolores Ayala Olivares)
Performed by The Madacy Mariachi Band
Courtesy of Madacy Music Group
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Still a land mark in film making
9 July 1999 | by Rob PaulSee all my reviews

It's hard to believe that it's 6 years since this film appeared at the cinemas. At the time it was a truly ground-breaking film, managing for the first time to portray dinosaurs in an extremely realistic manner, unlike those plasticine monsters that we were forced to watch in previous monster movies. Jurassic Park will also be remembered as the movie that finally made George Lucas sit up and realise that it was possible for him to make his prequels.

In hindsight, while it is still an extremely well directed and tension filled movie, the script did seemed dumbed down in order to appeal to as many people as possible - but that's really irrelevant since this film is all about dinosaurs. One of Spielberg's brilliantly directed films, it even managed to make me forget Spielberg's previous disaster of a movie - do you recall HOOK?

8/10.


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Language:

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Release Date:

11 June 1993 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,026,828, 13 June 1993

Gross USA:

$404,214,720

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,033,928,303
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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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